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FA Cup Soccer Picks: Arsenal vs. Chelsea DraftKings DFS Strategy

Nikhil Kalro preps you for Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. ET contest between Arsenal and Chelsea with DraftKings Captain’s Picks and flex options.

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Normally, teams would be preparing for the new season in the first week of August. These unprecedented times in English soccer will instead see the FA Cup final on Saturday, between Arsenal and Chelsea. We have picks for your DraftKings Showdown roster to end the English season for 2019-20.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: FA CUP $40K Championship Special [$10K to 1st] (ARS vs CHE)


Captain

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ($16,200)

Aubameyang has found his usual productive self. Being productive is not all about goals; it’s also about making the run, the right pass or even chasing a lost ball to send a message to your colleagues to pick themselves up. He scored a brace against Manchester City to carry Arsenal into this season-ending FA Cup final. He would want to end a decent comeback after the restart with some silverware.

Other to consider: Willian ($15,300)


High-priced Flex Options

Willian ($10,200)

Willian’s future with Chelsea is uncertain. He has been an inspiration to the club’s young talent with his soccer acumen. He has enjoyed quite a productive run after the return of soccer to England, including several goals from the penalty spot. Chelsea will be looking to his leadership for one last push.

Christian Pulisic ($9,800)

One of the finds of the season. Pulisic has been fantastic in front of goal, finishing with such mature composure. He enjoyed a fine run in the Premier League, but this will be a different beast, with the pressure of a final. If the 2019-20 season was any indicator, he showed he can handle himself quite well even under extreme duress.

Olivier Giroud ($9,400)

With Tammy Abraham ($7,600) still searching for some offensive fluency, manager Frank Lampard has found some goals from his other center forward in Giroud, who has scored with the head equally well as his feet. He finished the Premier League with some momentum, scoring a goal in a 2-0 win against Wolves at Stamford Bridge. A sterner test awaits.

Other to consider: Mason Mount ($9,000)


Value Flex Options

Alexandre Lacazette ($7,800)

Arsenal’s offense has turned around following the first two games after Project Restart, which included poor losses to Manchester City and Brighton. One of the key cogs in that comeback has been Lacazette. He has scored some magnificent goals since, including against Wolves (a two-touch finish with aplomb) and Tottenham (a scorching strike from outside the box).

Cesar Azpilicueta ($4,800)

Chelsea finished the EPL season in the desired manner. Azpilicueta would have been pleased with a clean sheet after conceding five to Liverpool at Anfield. He is the on-field captain of this club, and has shown fine leadership in these testing times, which has included a transfer ban. He even swings deliveries into the six-yard box, which means he has a good chance of an assist as well.

Other to consider: Emiliano Martinez ($5,600)

Set your DraftKings lineups here: FA CUP $40K Championship Special [$10K to 1st] (ARS vs CHE)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.